Monday 26 April 2010 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Suresh Raina

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Suresh Raina
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Suresh Raina
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Indian batsman and Chennai Super Kings vice-captain Suresh Raina has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after he helped his side win the 2010 Indian Premier League.

Raina made up for a rare failure in the semi-final win over the Deccan Chargers with a superb all-round performance in the final, where he scored a half-century, took a wicket and a catch as his side beat the Mumbai Indians by 22 runs.

He took advantage of some lax fielding to score 57 not out in 35 balls, hitting three fours and three sixes as the Super Kings posted 168 for five.

He then trapped Harbhajan Singh in front to end with figures of one for 21 in two overs and he took an impressive diving catch to dismiss Saurabh Tiwary at deep midwicket.

He finished the IPL with 520 runs in 16 matches at 47.27 and he also took six wickets and held ten catches.

Other contenders for the weekly award included West Indians Stafanie Taylor and Kieron Pollard, New Zealand's Brendon McCullum and Raina's former India team-mate Anil Kumble.

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